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HEALTH-OBESITY/US
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September 21, 2012
A combination picture shows Veronica Raygoza (L) and her daughter Jazmine Raygoza, 17, posing in their...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Veronica Raygoza and her daughter Jazmine pose in their backyard in Denver
A combination picture shows Veronica Raygoza (L) and her daughter Jazmine Raygoza, 17, posing in their backyard June 18, 2011 (top) and again on September 16, 2012 (bottom) in Denver. Veronica lost 73 pounds since her gastric bypass surgery on April 23, 2011 and Jazmine had lost 87 pounds since her lap-band was placed on June 21, 2011. Pictures taken June 18, 2011 and September 16, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 17 OF 18 FOR PICTURES PACKAGE 'JAZMINE'S TRANSFORMATION'
HEALTH-OBESITY/US
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September 21, 2012
Jazmine Raygoza sends a text message to her brother and sister as she waits at Rose Medical Center in...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza sends a text message to her brother and sister as she waits at Rose Medical Center in...
Jazmine Raygoza sends a text message to her brother and sister as she waits at Rose Medical Center in Denver in this June 20, 2011 file photo just before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 02 OF 18 FOR PICTURES PACKAGE 'JAZMINE'S TRANSFORMATION'
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August 25, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, looks at herself in a mirror during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August...
Englewood, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, looks at herself in a mirror during a workout at a gym in Englewood
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, looks at herself in a mirror during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on Lap-Band surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. About 2 months after her surgery Jazmine had lost 35 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2QB4S
August 25, 2011
Veronica Raygoza does leg presses during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After...
Englewood, UNITED STATES
Veronica Raygoza does leg presses during a workout at a gym in Englewood
Veronica Raygoza does leg presses during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on gastric bypass surgery and encouraged her 17 year old daughter to have a Lap-Band procedure. Veronica had lost 60 pounds four months after her surgery. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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August 25, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, (L) does ab crunches during a workout at a gym as her mother Veronica (R) watches...
Englewood, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, does ab crunches during a workout at a gym as her mother Veronica watches in Englewood...
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, (L) does ab crunches during a workout at a gym as her mother Veronica (R) watches in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise Jazmine decided on Lap-Band surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. About 2 months after her surgery Jazmine had lost 35 pounds and her mother after four months had lost 60 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2QB4Q
August 25, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, (L) jogs on a treadmill during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August...
Englewood, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, (L) jogs on a treadmill during a workout at a gym in Englewood
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, (L) jogs on a treadmill during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on Lap-Band surgery with the encouragement of her mother Veronica (R) who recently had gastric bypass. About 2 months after her surgery Jazmine had lost 35 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2QB4P
August 25, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, breaks a sweat during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011....
Englewood, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, breaks a sweat during a workout at a gym in Englewood
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, breaks a sweat during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on Lap-Band surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. About 2 months after her surgery Jazmine had lost 35 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2QB4O
August 25, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, (R) uses a stair climber during a workout at a gym with her mother Veronica (L)...
Englewood, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, uses a stair climber during a workout at a gym with her mother Veronica in Englewood...
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, (R) uses a stair climber during a workout at a gym with her mother Veronica (L) in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise Jazmine decided on Lap-Band surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. About 2 months after her surgery Jazmine had lost 35 pounds and her mother after four months had lost 60 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2QB4N
August 25, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, does lat pulldowns during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011....
Englewood, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, does lat pulldowns during a workout at a gym in Englewood
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, does lat pulldowns during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on Lap-Band surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. About 2 months after her surgery Jazmine had lost 35 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2QB4M
August 25, 2011
Veronica Raygoza walks past fitness machines during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August...
Englewood, UNITED STATES
Veronica Raygoza walks past fitness machines during a workout at a gym in Englewood
Veronica Raygoza walks past fitness machines during a workout at a gym in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on gastric bypass surgery and encouraged her 17 year old daughter to have a Lap-Band procedure. Veronica had lost 60 pounds four months after her surgery. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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August 25, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, (L) does ab crunches during a workout at a gym with her mother Veronica (R) in...
Englewood, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, does ab crunches during a workout at a gym with her mother Veronica in Englewood...
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, (L) does ab crunches during a workout at a gym with her mother Veronica (R) in Englewood, Colorado August 24, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise Jazmine decided on Lap-Band surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. About 2 months after her surgery Jazmine had lost 35 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2PM2U
August 04, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 looks at a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached before her "first fill" at...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 looks at a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached before her "first fill" at...
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 looks at a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached before her "first fill" at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. The first fill is when saline is injected into the band to inflate it and further constrict it around the top of the stomach. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2PM2T
August 04, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 is handed a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached by her mother Veronica (L)...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 is handed a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached by her mother Veronica before...
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 is handed a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached by her mother Veronica (L) before her Jazmine's "first fill" at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. The first fill is when saline is injected into the band to inflate it and further constrict it around the top of the stomach. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2PM2S
August 04, 2011
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (R) talks to Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (L) after she filled Raygoza's Lap-Band...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (R) talks to Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (L) after she filled Raygoza's Lap-Band...
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (R) talks to Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (L) after she filled Raygoza's Lap-Band for the first time at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after Jazmine's surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother Veronica who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2PM2R
August 04, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 takes her first drink of water after her "first fill" at Rose Medical Center in Denver...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 takes her first drink of water after her "first fill" at Rose Medical Center in Denver...
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 takes her first drink of water after her "first fill" at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother Veronica (L) who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. The first fill is when saline is injected into the band to inflate it and further constrict it around the top of the stomach. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2PM2Q
August 04, 2011
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (L) prepares to inject saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke prepares to inject saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza,...
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (L) prepares to inject saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (R) into an under-skin port which will fill Raygoza's Lap-Band at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after Jazmine's surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother Veronica (L) who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR2PM2P
August 04, 2011
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (L) injects saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke injects saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (R)...
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (L) injects saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (R) into an under-skin port which will fill Raygoza's Lap-Band at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after Jazmine's surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother Veronica who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2PM2O
August 04, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 looks at a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached before her "first fill" at...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 looks at a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached before her "first fill" at...
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 looks at a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached before her "first fill" at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. The first fill is when saline is injected into the band to inflate it and further constrict it around the top of the stomach. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2PM2M
August 04, 2011
Veronica Raygoza listens at a Lap-Band "first fill" class at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3,...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Veronica Raygoza listens at a Lap-Band "first fill" class at Rose Medical Center in Denver
Veronica Raygoza listens at a Lap-Band "first fill" class at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after daughter Jazmine's surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Jazmine decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR2PM2L
August 04, 2011
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (C) injects saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (C) injects saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17...
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (C) injects saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (R) into an under-skin port which will fill Raygoza's Lap-Band at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after Jazmine's surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother Veronica (L) who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR2PM2J
August 04, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (R) laughs with her surgeon Dr. Michael Snyder after her "first fill" at Rose Medical...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 laughs with her surgeon Dr. Michael Snyder after her "first fill" at Rose Medical...
Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (R) laughs with her surgeon Dr. Michael Snyder after her "first fill" at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. The first fill is when saline is injected into the band to inflate it and further constrict it around the top of the stomach. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
USA/
RTR2PM29
August 04, 2011
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (C) injects saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke injects saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (R)...
Registered Nurse Amanda Tyacke (C) injects saline solution through the abdomen of Jazmine Raygoza, 17 (R) into an under-skin port which will fill Raygoza's Lap-Band at Rose Medical Center in Denver August 3, 2011 about 6 weeks after Jazmine's surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise Raygoza decided on the surgery with the encouragement of her mother Veronica (L) who recently had gastric bypass. At the six week mark Jazmine had lost 21 pounds. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES)
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RTR2NZIE
June 23, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, poses in her garden in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery....
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza poses in her garden in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza, 17, poses in her garden in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 23, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (R), 17, and her mother Veronica (L) pose in the garden of their house in Denver June...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza (R), 17, and her mother Veronica (L) pose in the garden of their house in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (R), 17, and her mother Veronica (L) pose in the garden of their house in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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RTR2NZIC
June 23, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (R), 17, walks with her mother Veronica (L) and sister Jocelyne, 15, after shopping for...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza walks with her mother Veronica and sister Jocelyne after shopping for father's day gifts...
Jazmine Raygoza (R), 17, walks with her mother Veronica (L) and sister Jocelyne, 15, after shopping for father's day gifts in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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RTR2NY3L
June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (L) listens to her surgeon Dr. Michael Snyder at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20,...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza listens to her surgeon at Rose Medical Center in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (L) listens to her surgeon Dr. Michael Snyder at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011 just before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (R) fills out a questionnaire from her surgeon Dr. Michael Snyder at Rose Medical Center...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza fills out a questionnaire at Rose Medical Center in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (R) fills out a questionnaire from her surgeon Dr. Michael Snyder at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011 just before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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RTR2NY3H
June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (R) fills out a questionnaire just before her Lap-Band surgery at Rose Medical Center...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza fills out a questionnaire just before her Lap-Band surgery at Rose Medical Center in...
Jazmine Raygoza (R) fills out a questionnaire just before her Lap-Band surgery at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. Jazmine's mother Veronica is at left. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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RTR2NY39
June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (C) and her mother Veronica (L) listen to her surgeon Dr. Michael Snyder (R) at Rose...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza and her mother Veronica listen to her surgeon at Rose Medical Center in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (C) and her mother Veronica (L) listen to her surgeon Dr. Michael Snyder (R) at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011 just before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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RTR2NY37
June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza is prepared for Lap-Band surgery by anesthesiologist Dr. Andrea Grilli (C) Surgical First...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza is prepared for Lap-Band surgery at Rose Medical Center in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza is prepared for Lap-Band surgery by anesthesiologist Dr. Andrea Grilli (C) Surgical First Assistant Tony Covello (R) and Dr. Michael Snyder (L) at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011 . After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (L) enjoys bacon-wrapped hot dogs at a Father's Day barbeque at her home in Denver June...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza enjoys bacon-wrapped hot dogs at a Father's Day barbeque at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (L) enjoys bacon-wrapped hot dogs at a Father's Day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. With Jazmine are her father Juan (2nd L), sister Jocelyne (back to camera), brother Charlie and mother Veronica. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza thinks about an art project at her home in Denver, two days before her Lap-Band surgery...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza thinks about an art project at her home in Denver, two days before her Lap-Band surgery...
Jazmine Raygoza thinks about an art project at her home in Denver, two days before her Lap-Band surgery June 18, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (R) poses with her mother Veronica in Denver two days before her Lap-Band surgery June...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza poses with her mother in Denver two days before her Lap-Band surgery
Jazmine Raygoza (R) poses with her mother Veronica in Denver two days before her Lap-Band surgery June 18, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Veronica Raygoza prepares her tiny hot dog lunch two months after gastric bypass surgery at her home...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Veronica Raygoza prepares her tiny hot dog lunch two months after gastric bypass surgery at her home...
Veronica Raygoza prepares her tiny hot dog lunch two months after gastric bypass surgery at her home in Denver June 18, 2011. Raygoza ate only about 2 inches of the sandwich, her limit for one meal. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY FOOD)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza applies sun screen as she prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza applies sun screen as she prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza applies sun screen as she prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza blows into an incentive spirometer at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 to prepare for...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza blows into an incentive spirometer at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza blows into an incentive spirometer at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 to prepare for her Lap-Band surgery in two days. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza prepares for a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza relaxes before a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza relaxes before a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza relaxes before a father's day barbeque at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (C) answers questions from Pre-Op R.N. Matthew Motten (R) as her mother Veronica (L)...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza answers questions just before her Lap-Band surgery at Rose Medical Center in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (C) answers questions from Pre-Op R.N. Matthew Motten (R) as her mother Veronica (L) listens just before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza goes out her front door in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before having Lap-Band surgery....
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza goes out her front door in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza goes out her front door in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before having Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (L) shops for father's day gifts with her mother Veronica in Denver June 18, 2011 two...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza shops for father's day gifts with her mother in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (L) shops for father's day gifts with her mother Veronica in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (R), 17, walks with her mother Veronica (L) and sister Jocelyne, 15, after shopping for...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza walks with her mother and sister after shopping for father's day gifts in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (R), 17, walks with her mother Veronica (L) and sister Jocelyne, 15, after shopping for father's day gifts in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (L) talks to her sister Jocelyne as she prepares art supplies in her room in Denver June...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza talks to her sister as she prepares art supplies in her room in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (L) talks to her sister Jocelyne as she prepares art supplies in her room in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza's dresser in her room holds the incentive spirometer used to prepare for her Lap-Band...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza's dresser in her room holds the incentive spirometer used to prepare for her Lap-Band...
Jazmine Raygoza's dresser in her room holds the incentive spirometer used to prepare for her Lap-Band surgery in Denver June 18, 2011 along with CD's, hair clips, makeup, hairspray and her cellphone. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Veronica Raygoza looks at rings as she shops for a father's day gift for her husband two months after...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Veronica Raygoza shops for a father's day gift for her husband two months after having gastric bypass...
Veronica Raygoza looks at rings as she shops for a father's day gift for her husband two months after having gastric bypass surgery in Denver June 18, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise, her daughter Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with Veronica's encouragement. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza laughs as she finds a package of bacon on the shelf in the cosmetic aisle while shopping...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza laughs as she shops for father's day gifts in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza laughs as she finds a package of bacon on the shelf in the cosmetic aisle while shopping for father's day gifts in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza prepares art supplies in her room at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza prepares art supplies in her room at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza prepares art supplies in her room at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza prepares art supplies in her room at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza prepares art supplies in her room at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza prepares art supplies in her room at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza looks at her laptop as she works on an art project at her home in Denver June 18, 2011...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza looks at her laptop as she works on an art project at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza looks at her laptop as she works on an art project at her home in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before her Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (R) poses with her mother Veronica in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before Jazmine's...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza poses with her mother Veronica in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (R) poses with her mother Veronica in Denver June 18, 2011 two days before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 18, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza goes through a psychological evaluation with Clinical Psychologist Susan Belyea (L) at...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza goes through a psychological evaluation at home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza goes through a psychological evaluation with Clinical Psychologist Susan Belyea (L) at home in Denver April 25, 2011 as part of procedures for Jazmine to be approved for bariatric surgery. Jazmine's mother, just home from gastric bypass surgery listens (R, reflected in mirror). After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken April 25, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza goes through a psychological evaluation with Clinical Psychologist Susan Belyea (L) at...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza goes through a psychological evaluation at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza goes through a psychological evaluation with Clinical Psychologist Susan Belyea (L) at Jazmine's home in Denver April 25, 2011 as part of procedures to be approved for bariatric surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken April 25, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Veronica Raygoza (seen reflected in a mirror), just home from her gastric bypass surgery, listens as...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Veronica Raygoza listens as her daughter Jazmine goes through a psychological evaluation in their home...
Veronica Raygoza (seen reflected in a mirror), just home from her gastric bypass surgery, listens as her daughter Jazmine goes through a psychological evaluation in their home in Denver April 25, 2011 as part of Jazmine being approved for bariatric surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken April 25, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Veronica Raygoza (seen reflected in a mirror), just home from her gastric bypass surgery, listens as...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Veronica Raygoza listens as her daughter Jazmine goes through a psychological evaluation in their home...
Veronica Raygoza (seen reflected in a mirror), just home from her gastric bypass surgery, listens as her daughter Jazmine goes through a psychological evaluation in their home in Denver April 25, 2011 as part of Jazmine being approved for bariatric surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken April 25, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (R) goes through a psychological evaluation with Susan Belyea, Clinical Psychologist...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza goes through a psychological evaluation at her home in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (R) goes through a psychological evaluation with Susan Belyea, Clinical Psychologist (L, reflected in mirror) at her home in Denver April 25, 2011 as part of procedures to be approved for bariatric surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken April 25, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Jazmine Raygoza (R) waits with her mother Veronica at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011 just...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Jazmine Raygoza waits with her mother at Rose Medical Center in Denver
Jazmine Raygoza (R) waits with her mother Veronica at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011 just before Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Dr. Michael Snyder prepares the injection port for Jazmine Raygoza's Lap-Band during her surgery at Rose...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Dr. Michael Snyder prepares the injection port for Jazmine Raygoza's Lap-Band during her surgery at Rose...
Dr. Michael Snyder prepares the injection port for Jazmine Raygoza's Lap-Band during her surgery at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011. The port is left under the skin to be used to inflate or deflate the band. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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June 22, 2011
Veronica Raygoza waits for her daughter Jazmine to arrive in her hospital room after Jazmine's Lap-Band...
Denver, UNITED STATES
Veronica Raygoza waits for her daughter Jazmine to arrive in her hospital room at Rose Medical Center...
Veronica Raygoza waits for her daughter Jazmine to arrive in her hospital room after Jazmine's Lap-Band surgery at Rose Medical Center in Denver June 20, 2011. After trying multiple diets and exercise, Jazmine, 17, decided on the Lap-Band treatment with the encouragement of her mother, who recently had a gastric bypass herself. About 17 percent of American kids and teens are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Picture taken June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
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